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The Linen Hall Library and CS Lewis

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Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, County Antrim,
Ms Rachel Wetherall
T: 028 9032 1707
E: info@linenhall.com

The Linen Hall Library is home to a unique collection of books by and about CS Lewis. The ...

The Linen Hall Library is home to a unique collection of books by and about CS Lewis. The collection, donated by the CS Lewis Association of Ireland, is a first for Northern Ireland and is a fitting tribute to one of Belfast’s most famous literary figures.

The Library was originally founded in 1788 as The Belfast Reading Society, and in 1801 established as the Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge in the city’s Linen Hall. Not only is it Belfast’s oldest library, but it is also the last subscribing library in Ireland.